Fix…

Fix your problems. 

Fix your friends.

Fix your behavior. 

Fix dinner.

Fix the furnace.

Fix cookies. Oh please, fix cookies…

We are always dabbling in the art of fixing things. Sometimes we find success – the picture on the wall gets straightened; the words on the page get rearranged. But sometimes our attempts to fix result in disappointment. We can’t find a solution to the problem. We are left with feelings of dread, like when the furnace makes unusually loud rumblings…

Fixing is only as good as the fixer. Sometimes fixing comes easy and other times fixing is a challenge. I can fix a batch of cookies like a champ but I can’t fix a flat tire. I can fix grammatical errors in text with great ease but I can’t find financial errors without time, coffee, and a few choice words. For the record, my checkbook is rarely balanced… I have great trust in the bank.

But one thing I can do – no matter the problem before me, is to fix my eyes upon Jesus. Such a sweet reminder of the author of faith who will guide me in every step. He is truly the one who does the fixing. 

What are you looking at today? Whatever it may be, can I encourage you to fix your eyes on Jesus first? He will guide your next steps. Sometimes cookies help too…

~ D 🙂

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22 Responses to Fix…

  1. It’s funny that you say to fix cookies! I’m planning to do that today. I’m not a big baker, but I feel the need to dabble in it more. I enjoyed your post! FMF #10, Jennifer

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  2. Joanne Viola says:

    It is so true – we can fix so many things with our own abilities. But we can only fix our thoughts as we set our eyes on Jesus.

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  3. Loretta says:

    Fixing our eyes on Jesus Amen visiting from fmf #4

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  4. Hopeful50 says:

    D – glad you’ve taken up the mantle! I miss Joe.

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  5. My body’s not under repair;
    it’s too far gone for that,
    and like a tire leaking air
    one day it will be flat,
    but that time is not here yet,
    and so I look to hours left
    and on their gentle grace I set
    my heart, that it not be bereft
    by the fear of what’s to come,
    but instead embrace the joy
    of blessings that I walk among,
    for they’re here in God’s employ
    that I see His shining face
    reflected here, and now, this place.

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  6. Anita Ojeda says:

    Love this line about the fixing only being as good as the fixer. I’m glad we have a Fixer who can fix everything and promises us peace and strength on the journey.

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  7. Amie Wills says:

    Love this! Let’s let God fix the tires of our life, and we can just stick to fixing the cookies.

    Amie, FMF #25

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  8. I find if I read my scriptures before getting out of bed, my day goes heck of lot better. If I wait and try to do it evening I can’t keep my eyes open long enough to read my scriptures and my day doesn’t go as well.

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  9. Wendy says:

    Good words. Sometimes we do what’s within our sphere of control ( fix cookies😀) then fix our eyes on Jesus in complete dependence to fix the rest in His good timing

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  10. Amen Deanna, so wonderfully spoken. So much truth in your words. Thank you for sharing such a lovely post. Blessings.
    Visiting from FMF#12

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  11. Daisy says:

    Deanna! What a beautiful reminder, we are always involved in fixing for sure! I’m so glad you came by so I could come read your true words!

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    • Deanna Kohlhofer says:

      So sweet of you to pop in this space. I truly enjoyed reading a few of your posts. You have a real voice that is refreshing. Can’t wait to read more. ❤

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